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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. This is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of the head which leads to dizziness among other symptoms.Causes Most often the cause of this condition is unknown or idiopathic. Sometimes it is caused by a blow to the head...
Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica
Low back pain is a very common condition, with an estimated 3 million cases in the US per year. The mechanism of injury for lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica can vary from an acute injury to long term stress on the back. Regardless of how it has been acquired, conservative treatment with physical therapy has been...
ACL Prevention Programs: A Forgotten Success
In recent years, much of the focus in athletics has been on concussions, which is an emerging area of both concern and research. Although this is an important area of research, it is vital to not forget about the proven success of ACL prevention programs. For the many athletes each year that suffer ACL tears,...
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Have you struggled with troubling symptoms that no one seems to understand? Have you been to multiple providers and specialists who run tests only to leave you without answers or worse yet, feeling like it’s all in your head? And still, your symptoms persist. Visceral manipulation is a different form of medical intervention provided by...
What can a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist do for you?
Have you noticed the now-common “Incontinence” section at grocery stores and pharmacies? Maybe you or a loved one have experienced an uncomfortable urgency to use the restroom or have not quite made it there in time. As the new focus on products to address bowel and bladder leaks suggests, this is a very common issue....
What is Shin Splints?
Shin-splints is a common injury that is typically seen in athletes who do a lot of running or jumping and is characterized by pain in the front portion of the lower leg along the tibia.What is Shin-Splints? This injury occurs typically when athletes overload the area or make an error in training. Often it is...
Insurance Questions? We Can Help!
Most people do not know what their insurance benefits do or don't cover. Let us help you navigate through this process and choose what is going to be the most cost effective way to seek the treatment that you need. Upon scheduling an appointment with us we will check your insurance benefits and coverage for...
Fall Prevention
Why is fall prevention and screening so important? Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for older adults. 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year (Matchar, 2018). Sustaining a fall can lead to fractures, decreased quality of life, as well as fear and anxiety about future falls. There are many factors...
Low Back Pain: Why You Should See a PT First
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek health care services. With today’s opioid epidemic it is important that we find safer alternatives to treat pain. Physical therapy has been a very under-utilized medical resource in treating musculoskeletal pain, specifically acute low back pain. Physical therapy has only been used in...
5 Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain
Neck pain can be one of the most difficult things to deal with and can progress to high levels of disability if not treated properly.Here are five stretches and exercises that can help reduce neck pain:1. Levator Scapulae Stretch Begin in a seated position and tuck the arm of the side of the neck that...